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Keep Your Apple Products Charged with “Mobee”

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Be good to the planet and to your wallet! Never replace batteries again with the Magic Charger for the Apple Magic Mouse. Just plug the Magic Charger into a USB port on your computer and it’s ready to re-charge the Magic Mouse, wirelessly!  Mobee’s chargers are the world’s first wireless, eco-friendly, inductive charger for Apple products.  Check out Abt’s full line of Mobee products today!!



Challenge The Abt Experts

Monday, April 9th, 2012

With 37 acres and 1,100 employed experts, Abt has an unbelievably massive amount of knowledge on-hand about anything and everything we have on our shelves. Whether you need help installing your dishwasher, setting up your surround sound or configuring your wireless home network, the Abt experts are at your disposal.

The problem is, not everyone can make into our beautiful store and take advantage of the genius within, so it’s our goal at the Abt Blog to bring you the information you want, how you want it, when you want it. Our site features videos, walkthroughs, buying and installation guides and much, much more. Why would we welcome the opportunity to slave away at our keyboards to help you? Because we care, we want all of our customers, no matter how far away, to fully enjoy their merchandise and make the most of their experience.  So, if you have a question, issue, concern…anything, leave us a comment here and we will do all the leg work, and mind-probing of the experts, to bring you what you need.

I challenge you, all of you, to stump the experts here at Abt.  If you can find a problem or issue that we can’t solve we will…

Ok so we can’t promise anything, but you can at least brag that you stumped the best in the business. So bring it on—all questions, requests or concerns are welcome. You want a video? We might be able to work that out too.

So, how can we help you today?

Happy Easter from Abt!

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Happy Easter from Abt Electronics.  We will be closed April 8th in the recognition of the Easter Holiday.  We will re-open with our normal business hours Monday April 9th.  As always our website will be available to shop 24/7 days a week.

The Easter Bunny At Abt Electronics!

Friday, April 6th, 2012

If you are in the Chicagoland area, come on down to Abt Electronics today and tomorrow from 12-4 and get a free picture taken with the Easter Bunny.  Just go to the atrium inside of Abt Electronics and you will find the Easter Bunny eagerly awaiting!

Bosch Giveaway at Abt!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Bosch is sponsoring the giveaway with a whole new kitchen from Bosch Appliances.  Entries will be collected on Facebook during the month of April and customers who wish to participate must “like” both Abt Electronics and Bosch at Abt Facebook pages to enter. Good luck!

NARTA Comes to Chicago

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Recently, an Australian/New Zealand buying group NARTA visited Chicago. They came to get a better perspective of how retailers operate in the U.S.  Meeting with Abt representatives, Jon Abt and Steve Weiner, NARTA was able to pick the brains and discover just how Abt specifically, handles such a large volume for only one independantly owned location.  After touring our store, they visited Publican Quality Meats for a private dinner.

It was a treat meeting the representatives from NARTA and all of us here at Abt hope they enjoyed their visit!

 Start from the right : Cameron Trainor (JB Hi Fi), Kay Spencer (Narta), Lionel Lee (Bing Lee), Graeme Cunningham (Betta Electrical), Stephen Weiner (Abt), Sherry Corley, John Bongard (Narta), Can(John) Dincer (Arcelik), Essa Dincer, Michael Jackson (Narta) and Peter Drummond (Appliance Connexion Limited), Jon Abt (Abt).





Take DirecTV Anywhere With the DirecTV iPad App

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

DirecTV introduced its new iPad App version 1.5.0 that will enable users to stream on-demand programming outside the home.  However, streaming content outside the home through the app is limited to on-demand content from partners HBO, Starz, Encore, Cinemax, and it will not include live channels.

To use the new outside-your-house application, users can go to the “Watch on iPad” tab located at the bottom right of the iPad app and select Movies, TV Shows or Networks to start watching their favorite programming.  To watch live programming (inside the home only) users click on the Live TV tab.  Users can also view programs they bean watching on the iPad and resume viewing where they left off.  DirecTV said the feature will let subscribers turn their iPads into a portable TV to watch favorite channels in any room of the house.

Efficient Laundry: Save time, money, and the environment at the same time!

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

The environmental protection agency estimates that an American family does nearly 400 loads of laundry a year! That’s a lot of time spent washing, separating and folding clothes that can be spent doing…anything else! We’ve scoured the internet for a few helpful tips on how you can save some time and money doing the world’s most hated chore.

Just like in every other aspect of our lives, efficiency is king. Start out by taking a look at your current washer to see if its energy efficient. If not, consider taking a look through Abt’s selection of Energy Star models.

  • Energy Star models not only consume 30 percent less energy and 50 percent less water, but could save you an extra $135 a year.
  • Don’t overload the washer, it can make clothes dirtier and cost you more time.
  • Check the detergent: Using concentrated formulas saves space and reduces plastic waste by 95% and water usage by almost 400 million gallons a year nationwide.
  • Dry one load after another: the residual heat will speed up the process and if you add a dry towel to the load, it will soak up the moisture and you will be done faster.
  • Add two tennis balls, saturated with fabric softener to loads of towels and/or bedding, it will save you money on dryer sheets and keep the load softer and less-wrinkly.

Be efficient in your preparation and folding as well.

  • Plan ahead: set aside some relaxing time to finish ALL your laundry. Watch some TV or a movie, and fold each load as it comes out of the dryer.
  • Assertive Sorting: Use multiple hampers or baskets to sort clothes out from the beginning.
  • Sock Management: Wash all your socks in a mesh laundry bag so when it comes time to sort them you don’t have to search through the entire load.
  • Speed Folding: Take a couple minutes to learn the Japanese Folding Method below and fold all your clothes in two seconds flat!

Last but not least, go through your clothes and clear out what you don’t need. Whether they become hand-me-downs or donations, getting rid of the extra clutter will cut down your laundry time while helping someone else out at the same time.

Samsung CEO & President Visit Abt Electronics

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

From Left: Bob Schaffner (Samsung), Jon Abt, Tim Baxter, Bob Abt, YK Kim & Billy Abt

Yesterday, Abt was honored to host Samsung CEO YK Kim and Samsung President Tim Baxter on a tour through our store.  It was a real treat having them visit Electronics and for them to see the hard work and satisfaction we have been bringing the Chicagoland area for over 75 years.

UPDATE: We want to congratulate the winner of our Abt Blog Contest for March 13th, 2012 Abby K.  Thank you to all who participated.  We hope your spring goes wonderfully.  Keep on the lookout for more Abt Blog Contests in the future!


Let Us Know What You Want For Spring, And You Could Win $100!

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

We’ve already had to change our clocks this weekend, so Spring is upon us.  What is a new product/gadget you plan on getting this year to make your spring a bit more fun?  Answer as a comment below today, by 8:00pm CST  and one winner will randomly be selected to win a $100 gift card from Abt Electronics.  Check out our official rules and regulations.  Good luck!

UPDATE: We want to congratulate the winner of our Abt Blog Contest for March 13th, 2012 Abby K.  Thank you to all who participated.  We hope your spring goes wonderfully.  Keep on the lookout for more Abt Blog Contests in the future!